Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Community Resources - Genesee County Mental Health Association

The Genesee County Mental Health Association provides many services to people and families struggling with a psychiatric disorder. They provide services to people with co-occuring disorders of substance abuse and mental illness. Here is part of what is on the GCMHA web sire regarding Co-occurring disorders.

MICA stands for Mental Illness/Chemical Addiction, often referred to as “Dually Diagnosed” or “Co-Occurring” Disorders. MICA refers to an individual with a substance abuse problem and a psychiatric illness or diagnosis.

According to Dr. Kennith Minkoff, an expert in MICA treatment, the expectation should be that anyone seeking treatment for chemical abuse/addiction or mental illness has the other as well.

According to the American Psychiatric Association, the percentage of individuals who are dually diagnosed and also have trauma histories is as high as 90%.

Here is some information about the GCMHA Life Bridges Support Group which meets on Thursdays.

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Here is the contact information for the Genesee County Mental Health Association.

Contact Us

25 Liberty Street
Batavia, New York 14020

(585) 344-2611

(585) 345-1418


This is article #2 in a series on Community resources.

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